Williams Joins Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit Class XXXVIII

September 28, 2016
Contact: Chapin Fay

DETROIT, MI… Arion Williams of Drexel Hamilton has been selected to participate in the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit program, a 10-month transformational leadership program designed to challenge emerging and existing community leaders from Southeast Michigan to bring about positive change.

“I look forward to joining this group of individuals who share my passion for making a difference in the community,” said Arion Williams, Director of Capital Markets at Drexel Hamilton. “Through the Leadership Detroit experience, I welcome the opportunity to expand my understanding of the Detroit region and gain insight into the key issues facing our city and region.”

As part of Leadership Detroit’s Class XXXVIII, Williams will join 70 executives from across Southeast Michigan, representing a cross-section of the community, including business, organized labor, government, education, media, civic groups, health services and community organizations.

“Real change is fueled by leaders who inspire us to choose new paths and who are willing to bring those pathways into reality,” said Dan Piepszowski, senior director of community leadership development at the Detroit Regional Chamber.  “Our ability to improve the quality of life in the region relies on a clear understanding that leadership is an ongoing activity that calls us to be creative, ingenious and committed to hard work.  The Leadership Detroit experience reinforces that understanding by taking leaders out of their comfort zones to challenge long-held assumptions, embrace multiple perspectives, and connect them to a shared passion for the region.”

As it has since 1979, Leadership Detroit will continue its role in addressing, discussing and leading conversations important to the Detroit region.  The complete Leadership Detroit Class XXVIII roster is available at www.detroitchamber.com/ld.

About Leadership Detroit
Leadership Detroit is a community leadership program for executives in Southeast Michigan led by the Detroit Regional Chamber with over 1,800 alumni.  Launched in 1979, the program aims to create awareness of key issues that affect the Detroit region and the challenge emerging and existing community leaders to bring about positive change in the community through informed leadership.

About the Detroit Regional Chamber
Serving the business community for more than 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the oldest, largest and most respected chambers of commerce in the country.  The Chamber’s mission of powering the economy for Southeast Michigan is carried out through economic development, education reform, regional collaboration and providing valuable benefits to members.  For more information, please visit www.detroitchamber.com.

About Drexel Hamilton LLC
Drexel Hamilton, LLC is a full-service institutional service disabled veteran owned broker-dealer focused on capital markets, equities, corporate debt, government agencies and municipal finance. Drexel Hamilton was founded on the principle of offering meaningful employment opportunities to disabled veterans. At Drexel Hamilton, it is our belief that the long-term prosperity of our philanthropic mission to train and employ disabled veterans is solely dependent upon our success in developing a viable business. It is this commitment which has been the impetus behind the initial development of and continued investment in a viable full-service institutional broker-dealer.

With more than 100 professionals, including 42 military veterans, 25 of whom are Service Disabled, Drexel Hamilton has offices in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Jacksonville, Houston, Boston, Milwaukee, Lincoln, San Francisco, Detroit, Atlanta, and Orlando.

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